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Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle with Thunderbolt

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Product Highlights

  • Uncompressed Data Transfer
  • Up/Down Resolution Conversion
  • HDMI Monitoring for Color Correction
  • Bidirectional Thunderbolt Data Transfer
  • HDMI and Analog Video and Audio Ports
  • SD and HD Video In Full 10-Bit Quality
  • 2 Ch. 24 Bit RCA / 8 Ch. HDMI Audio
  • Inputs On 1 Side/Outputs On Other
  • M.E. Software Solution Included
  • Also Records Video Games
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You Pay: $227.05

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The Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle with Thunderbolt lets you accomplish one or more of four tasks -- grab footage out of a camera, pass it to a computer, adjust resolution up or down along the way, and, at the same time, or at anytime, connect to a top-quality HDMI monitor and perform color-correction in the best available resolution.

Video gets captured uncompressed, meaning its bits and pieces are let out of their cage -- out of the algorithm that packed them tight onto the camera's memory card -- and are shuttled through to a computer without any further loss, whereas without capacity for uncompressed transfer, not many alternatives can substitute sufficiently.

The transfer from the camera to the Shuttle is done through an HDMI cable, and from the Shuttle to the computer can also be by HDMI, but available on the Shuttle is a Thunderbolt port, which is an advanced data-transfer technology that with a 10Gbps capacity is extremely fast. Thunderbolt is also bidirectional and can thus serve as an input and an output. The receiving computer -- or storage device -- must also be equipped with Thunderbolt. Macs were the first of any devices to be equipped, and all Macs are equipped.

Data does not stay in the Shuttle before moving on to the computer. The Shuttle serves as a pass-through only; and at the data's passing through, resolution can be adjusted to arrive in the computer higher or lower. SD can become HD and vice-versa, so that if you have footage from different cameras shot in different resolutions, you can match them up to look the same.

The Shuttle is a capture-and-playback device, more often referred to as an I/O device for its inputs and outputs. Aside from the HDMI and Thunderbolt connections already mentioned, the Shuttle also has analog video ins and outs, as well as HDMI and RCA audio ins and outs.

The Shuttle is portable, allows many conveniences in transferring footage, affords quality transfers, and delivers video to computers in codecs most recognized by popular editing systems.

Transfer and Monitor and Convert Footage
  • Transfer uncompressed from a camera to a computer
  • Match up resolutions by converting SD to HD and vice-versa
  • Connect to a top-quality HDMI monitor and perform color-correction
Inputs and Outputs
  • Bidirectional 10Gbps Thunderbolt video and audio
  • HDMI, S-Video, component and composite video ins/outs
  • 2 channel 24 bit RCA, and 8 channel HDMI audio ins and outs
Media Express Software Included
  • A complete solution for capture and playback
  • Create playlists, organize clip bins and add metadata
  • Work in QuickTime, AVI, DPX, ProRes, DVCPRO and MJPEG
Additional Features
  • DVD/Blu-Ray authoring and web streaming via compatible software
  • Connect to video game consoles and capture and record your gaming
Video Inputs (1) HDMI
(1) Component
(1) Composite
(1) S-video
Video Outputs (1) HDMI
(1) Component
(1) Composite
(1) S-video
Analog Audio Inputs 2 Channel RCA HiFi audio in 24 bit
Analog Audio Output 2 Channel RCA HiFi audio in 24 bit
HDMI Audio Input 8 Channels
HDMI Audio Output 8 Channels
Computer Interface Thunderbolt
Resolutions Supported HD:
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 720p50, 720p59.94 and 720p60

SD:
625i/50, 625p PAL and 525i/59.94, 525p NTSC, 480p
Sampling HDMI Video: 4:2:2
HDMI Audio: Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit
HDMI Color Precision: 4:2:2
HDMI Color Space: YUV 4:2:2
Copy Protection For legal reasons HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources
Conversion Colorspace Conversion: Hardware based, real time
HD Down Conversion: Software based down conversion during video playback
HD Up Conversion: Real time standard definition to 1080HD and 720HD during video capture
Effects Real Time Effects:
Avid Media Composer 6 internal effects in DNxHD, XDCAM and uncompressed
Apple Final Cut Pro internal effects in DV, DVCPRO HD, ProRes and uncompressed on Intel Mac OS X
Adobe Premiere Pro Mercury Playback Engine effects in DV, MJPEG, DVCPRO HD, DSLR, AVCHD, XDCAM, XDCAM HD and uncompressed
Firmware Upgrade Firmware built into software driver. Loaded at system start, or via updater software
Compatibility Requires Thunderbolt-equipped computer/storage device
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.9 x 5.3 x 1.5"
Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle with Thunderbolt
  • Media Express Software
  • Disk Speed Test
  • Blackmagic System Preferences
  • Blackmagic Driver
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Blackmagic DesignIntensity Shuttle with Thunderbolt
     
    3.6

    (based on 40 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (6)

    68%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (12)
    • Professional quality (12)
    • Lightweight (10)
    • Easy to use (8)
    • Highly compatible (5)

    Cons

    • Limited compatibility (6)
    • Lacks functionality (4)
    • Difficult to navigate (3)
    • Poor design (3)
    • Poor performance (3)

    Best Uses

    • In the studio (11)
    • Independent films (9)
    • Home movies (8)
    • Multimedia (6)
    • Complex projects (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Business owner (8), Professional artist (6), Enthusiast (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (11)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (20)
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Works exactly as advertised!

    To all of you who are thinking about buying this box: go for it. I'm using it even as I write this review. It's been worth every penny.

    I...Read complete review

    To all of you who are thinking about buying this box: go for it. I'm using it even as I write this review. It's been worth every penny.

    I bought this I/O box to digitize a huge bunch of film-to-tape transfers off of Betacam SP. In combination with the Media Express software, the box has worked flawlessly. Not one hiccup that I could blame Blackmagic Design for.

    I have a Late 2011 MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt. The stock internal hard drive has proven to be totally fast enough to handle the capturing of this component video/analog audio content. (I can't vouch for HD capturing.)

    Two important tips:
    1) Disregard the software that ships with your Intensity Shuttle box. Instead, download the software from Blackmagic Design's web site. (The newest versions are on the web site.)

    2) Configure your capture settings first before you run the Media Express software. Do this by opening up your System Preferences. Look for the "Other" section at the bottom of the System Preferences window. You'll see a Blackmagic Design button in that section. (I thought the placement of these settings was a little tricky and not totally intuitive, but it's not a deal breaker. That's why I'm sharing it here.)

    Bottom line: if you need to digitize old analog material, and you have a computer with Thunderbolt, this I/O box is a Swiss army knife of conversion standards. Buy it without hesitation.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Analog transfer is complicated

    I recently purchased the Intensity Shuttle with thunderbolt to use with my i7 iMac. The purpose was to capture video from a VCR and an analog tape Sony camcorder in an uncompressed format for...Read complete review

    I recently purchased the Intensity Shuttle with thunderbolt to use with my i7 iMac. The purpose was to capture video from a VCR and an analog tape Sony camcorder in an uncompressed format for editing in imovie. I had been using a H.264 low-end capture device and it worked like a charm but the captured quality was poor. I did alot of research and reading of these forums before buying the BMIS. I noticed many users had issues capturing analog, but since I could return it within 30 days, I thought I'd give it a try. Thanks to those who posted on this site (esp Todd from Ohio), I knew to download the software directly & not use the installation disc. All was fine until I hooked up the vcr - blank screen and then a few blips of images -- "flickering" as someone called it. I hooked up the camcorder and the same thing but more flashes of images. I was about ready to return it and then.....More research: a time base corrector was needed? I don't think so!! I thought to hook up the combo VCR/DVD recorder unit we had with our TV & use it as an output to the shuttle. I theorized that it would have whatever was needed to optimize analog to digital for the purposes of direct DVD recording. And it worked. I also connected the camcorder to this unit and ran the video through it to the shuttle. So those of you who can't get analog capture to work, try using this type of set-up. I have a Panasonic DMR-EZ48V. Also, when you notice you get no audio through media express during capture, it is not the computer's fault. The tech at BlackMagic told me to connect speakers to the audio-out on the shuttle. Have yet to do this, since now I have to buy an adapter. The audio does capture (tested later in quicktime) but you can't hear it while the capture is taking place. Sometimes you can hear the audio on playback within media express and sometimes not. I am still within my return period, so the jury is still out. I will import to imovie to edit and then burn to dvd. Hope the interlacing effect will not show in the final result. The main drawback to this product is minimal information about the settings, etc. This takes a huge amount of time.

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    4.0

    Confusing but worth it!

    By NMM

    from New York, NY

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Customize

    Cons

    • Difficult to Navigate

    Best Uses

      Comments about Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle with Thunderbolt:

      It's a little difficult to put together, but once you figure it out the quality is so worth it!

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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      3.0

      Clunky, but works

      By Rescue2inVB

      from Troy, AL

      About Me Higher Education, Muiltmedia

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • See Comments

        Best Uses

        • Multimedia

        Comments about Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle with Thunderbolt:

        Hooks up to any Mac that supports a thunderbolt connection. Verified using HDMI as input. Couple issues though.
        • Won't capture 1080 60p
        • Doesn't include Thunderbolt cable (I know right?)
        • Gives off a tremendous amount of heat (bout as much as an external hard drive. Even the cable tip that plugs into the device got hot.)
        • No clear instructions on what software had to be installed to make this work. (I had to call tech support. There is a bunch of different software on the DVD, no directions on what to install, and tech support still told me to go to their web site to download the software.)
        • Doesn't support web streaming via Webex, Collaborate, etc…
        I used a StarTech ECHDCAP Express card when I lived in the PC world, I didn't have any of the above issues.
        All in all it does what its supposed to do, but not gracefully.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        2.0

        Not for use with consumer VHS

        By NotABMagicfan

        from Texas

        Comments about Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle with Thunderbolt:

        Consumer DVD players that have component outputs work well with this device. I purchased a BluRay with HDMI out only because it would upgrade the DVD quality. No dice. VHS players without time base correctors will not work. Don't contact Black Magic Designs for assistance of any kind regarding these matters. They will not help you. You will be referred back to your retailer.

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        5.0

        Timesaver

        By enh

        from Philadelphia, PA

        About Me College Coach

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
        • Easy to Customize
        • Easy to Navigate

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Live Capturing Hd Game Film

          Comments about Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle with Thunderbolt:

          We are using the Intensity shuttle to capture HD film directly into our game coding software program. The setup of the hardware and software was easy once we sorted out issues between the camera and our software. The box is very simple to use.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          1.0

          Not good for VHS

          By Eddy

          from Ione, CA

          Comments about Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle with Thunderbolt:

          I got this device solely for transferring old VHS tapes into my computer, and it simply doesn't work for this. HDMI sources and DVD sources, yes. But you will need an additional device to correct for timing issues with VHS tapes. The intensity shuttle apparently doesn't have this ability built in. After several days of searching the internet, this is the only solution I could find. If you are trying to digitize your VHS tapes, do not buy this product.

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          1.0

          Not well-matched to Mac Mini

          By DrtDave25

          from Buffalo, NY

          About Me Amateur videographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Seems Well-made

          Cons

          • Freezes or Crashes

          Best Uses

          • Pro Cam Or Power Mac

          Comments about Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle with Thunderbolt:

          This product was recommended to work with a late 2012 Mac Mini with 8 GB RAM. Did not work; Black Magic Tech said the MIni cannot keep up with the RAW digital data coming out of the Intensity.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          3.0

          Great Device after setup

          By liz

          from georgia

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Difficult to Navigate

            Best Uses

              Comments about Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle with Thunderbolt:

              this is a great device for livestreaming and works great once you have it set up. But you have to re set it up and every computer is different. Once you figure it out, it is easy, but the instructions are nonexistent and I had to take it to Showcase to get them to help me set it up..Blackmagic needs to have explicit instructions and let you know that you need both the utility program and the blackmagic desk..

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              Wouldn't buy anything else

              By Pastor Matt

              from Waynesboro, PA

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle with Thunderbolt:

              This little box does wonders verses what I use to use.

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              1.0

              Rarely connects to computer

              By Wilkum

              from Lancaster, PA

              About Me Professional Videograper

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle with Thunderbolt:

              I really like Blackmagic as a company, so I had high expectations. I tried using this with a 2014 Mac Pro and a genuine Apple Thunderbolt cable. I tried every setting I could, checked forums for solutions, and gave up after 2 hours of frustration. If the unit connected at all, it would quickly disconnect. I decided to return it and go for the more expensive Intensity Extreme and will hope for better results.

              Plus the software CD that comes with the unit was very hard to decipher as to which software I needed to install. I ended up going to the website and getting it there.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              works great

              By hornet

              from school

              Comments about Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle with Thunderbolt:

              This product works great, the only drawback is that it only does 30 fps so it does not work with all our cameras.

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              5.0

              Great product

              By Tpluckter

              from Atlanta

              Comments about Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle with Thunderbolt:

              Works great with livestreaming

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              5.0

              Flawless

              By Hank

              from Miami

              Comments about Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle with Thunderbolt:

              The Intensity Shuttle w Thunderbolt works flawlessly capturing multiple types of video from analog and digital inputs. I believe it's the highest quality capturing device in its price bracket.

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              5.0

              Works! Just as Advertised

              By Jumbee9

              from New York, NY

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle with Thunderbolt:

              I work as a DIT & Editor. I use this device for previewing and QC'ing. Works great. Runs hot but not its not unexpected. Great product.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              4.0

              Works, but had audio delay

              By Livestreamer

              from New York City

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Not Enough Audio Tools

                Best Uses

                • Multimedia

                Comments about Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle with Thunderbolt:

                Works well, I had audio delay when trying to use this for live streaming from Google+ Hangouts On Air, but was able to get around this by building a separate audio chain using a usb preamp interface.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                4.0

                Greatness in a box

                By Areyes

                from Nyc

                Comments about Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle with Thunderbolt:

                This converter box works great I used a MacMini with a thunderbolt cable, downloaded the latest software and started importing via component in no time. The unit will get hot and in turn you'll see black flashes, so I just unplugged it and have it some time to cool down and it fixed the flashes.

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                4.0

                love it

                By Andre

                from Chicago

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Customize

                Cons

                • Up To Date Drivers

                Best Uses

                • Multimedia

                Comments about Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle with Thunderbolt:

                every thing work , put i wish they had the up to date drivers on CD.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                5.0

                GREAT PRODUCT

                By Ryan the Coach

                from Ann Arbor, MI

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                • Easy to Customize
                • Easy to Navigate
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Educational Purposes
                  • Multimedia

                  Comments about Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle with Thunderbolt:

                  I am technologically challenged at the best of times. So when I find a product that actually does what it promises and works first time without needing to even read the instruction manual, I am hooked. This product worked without any issues straight out the package. Compared to all the other issues we've had with our video analysis systems.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  5.0

                  Like Magic!

                  By Zehrer

                  from Minnesota

                  About Me Educator

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Difficult to Navigate

                  Best Uses

                  • Educational Purposes
                  • Multimedia

                  Comments about Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle with Thunderbolt:

                  Purchased this to work with a Canon Vixia camera and Wirecast 5. This works like a charm! It was a little confusing getting it to work out, but I found the info I needed in the Wirecast and Blackmagic forums to get things rolling. With any luck, I'll be purchasing a second in the next few weeks. You either need a high level of persistance or tech savy to get this working.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  2.0

                  Build quality is questionable!

                  By Cable Guy

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Sporadic Video Recordings

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Multimedia

                    Comments about Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle with Thunderbolt:

                    It works well, comes with software CD. The little box is lightweight, plasticky and probably will not last forever, judging the flimsy RCA connectors and other components. Be careful if you drop it.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    1.0

                    If It At Least Worked...

                    By Claudio Lessa

                    from Rockville, MD

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Pretty Looking And Small

                    Cons

                    • Does Not Work At All
                    • Expensive

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle with Thunderbolt:

                      I ordered the Intensity Shuttle because when I upgraded my Mac to OSX 10.7.5 Lion (in order to use Final Cut Pro's new version), I was unable to capture video from the set top box as I used to do with my MOTU's HD Express. With the new Intensity Shuttle I would be able to capture video and import it directly to FCPro without the need to convert it, as I currently do. (I capture video using Final Cut Pro 7, convert it to the new format FCPro accepts and only then I am able to import/edit the piece.) I got my Intensity Shuttle with a lot of expectation. Operation should be pretty much straightforward: out from the settop box, in the Intensity Shuttle, out from the Thunderbolt port, in the computer. Video should be right there. Well... it should, but it never was. I tried everything: composite, component, HDMI, anything offered by the setup of the Shuttle. All I would get in the preview screen was black. All black. "No Remote" was a constant reminder at the bottom right of the preview screen. I went into my Mac's System Profiler/Thunderbolt and there it was: Intensity Shuttle, with all the bells and whistles, duly connected to my computer. However, no video, no audio whatsoever. Therefore, I felt let down. I feel I spent money for nothing, and I am still resourting to the old way of capturing video/audio with FCPro 7, spending a lot of time converting everything, and then importing/editing with FCPro 10.0.8. I even tried checking the black screen issue on the internet, and found it is, indeed, a recurring problem. In short, I believe I've lost my money and I am very disappointed -- something, by the way, very unusual regarding my previous experiences as a B&H customer.

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